George Randolph Hearst

George Randolph Hearst Sr. (April 23, 1904 – January 26, 1972) was the eldest son of William Randolph Hearst.[1]

Though he never held a title higher than Vice-President at the Hearst Corporation, he was listed above many with higher-sounding titles when executives were listed in the company's publications. One of the five family trustees of the trust established under his father's will (which made sure that eight non-family trustees would have majority control), he was able to secure a seat on the corporation's board for his son, George Randolph Hearst Jr., in the 1950s. After Hearst Sr.'s death in 1972, his son succeeded him as a trustee and was chairman of the corporation's board from 1996 until his death in 2012.

He was married to the actress Collette Lyons.

George Randolph Hearst
Born April 23, 1904
Died January 26, 1972 (aged 67)
Employer Hearst Corporation
Collette Lyons
(m. 1952; div. 1958)
Children George Randolph Hearst Jr.
Phoebe Hearst Cooke
Parent(s) William Randolph Hearst
Millicent Hearst


  1. ^ "George R. Hearst Sr. Is Dead; Newspaper Executive Was 67". 14 February 1972 – via

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